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The Benefits of Using Climate Controlled Storage
When it comes to storage options, you’re often spoilt for choice. One unique option you have is to use climate controlled storage, which is used for storing valuables for a longer period. This storage method helps to protect items made of wood, metal, and fabric, by keeping the temperature in the unit at an average level.
So, when should you choose a climate-controlled unit over an ordinary one?
While basic self-storage is great for many household, business, or gardening items, it is not suitable for more sensitive items. These include antiques, musical instruments, electronics, fine art, and certain types of furniture. If you need to put such items in storage, then you’ll want to take an in-depth look at the advantages of climate-controlled options. Here are some of the key benefits you can enjoy.
- Protection from Extreme Temperatures
From one season to the next, the average temperature can drop or rise significantly. It can go from 100 degrees to below freezing in a matter of months, which can have a huge impact on the items in your storage unit. Choosing a climate controlled storage unit is not just an option, but essential if you live in an area which is prone to drastic temperature changes.
In many parts of the country, temperatures can climb above 100 degrees in the summer and drop below freezing in the winter. If you live in a climate that experiences those types of changes, you may want to protect your items from the damaging effects of extreme temperatures.
Wooden furniture, which can experience warping, cracking, or even splitting due to temperature changes is just one example of what should be stored in a climate-controlled storage unit. You should also consider books, instruments, fabrics, and fine art when thinking about climate-controlled storage.
- Fantastic Air Quality
Although often overlooked, the air quality of a storage unit is extremely important. A climate controlled unit is sealed differently to a standard unit. They are sealed in a way so that the air in the unit can continuously be circulated. This keeps the air clean and prevents you from having to open the unit in order to get some fresh air. The quality of air is particularly important for electronics and sensitive documents, which can potentially become damaged by poor air.
- Less Risk of Dust
Have you ever used a storage facility, only to return and find your items are dusty? It’s a real pain and can damage your items if they’re particularly sensitive. Climate controlled storage units make use of insulated roofs, walls, and floors. Consequently, they are less prone to dust entering the room which keeps your items better protected.
- Peace of Mind
There's nothing worse than worrying about the items you have in storage. “I hope they’re not damaged,” “I hope they’re not stolen,” and “What if there’s a leak?” are all common concerns. However, with a climate controlled storage unit you can rest assured that your items are fully protected for a longer period of time. Rather than worrying about how your items are doing, you can be fully confident that your items are in the best possible conditions.